Tasty N Alder – Brunch Review

Tasty n Alder is a local favorite, with a focus on local ingredients. Expect line-ups, we went there for brunch the day after the city was shut-down by a snow storm so the menu was limited due to the lack of delivery.

Sicilian Hash​​ with braised pancetta, arrabiata & over easy egg . Overall this was a decent dish, the hash and vegetables were still crispy. After a while this dish became way too salty.

hash- tasty n adler
hash- tasty n adler

Poached apple, bacon and cheese, salty, tangy, smoky and sweet, it was decent but, I would not order this again, it was too run of the mill and expensive for half an apple at $6.

apple cheese bacon - tasty n alderadler
apple cheese bacon – tasty n adler

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Brasserie Montmartre – Indulgent French Brunch

Food Persuasion Rating: 3.5/5
Cuisine: French, Brunch
Location: Portland OR

This place is a hidden gem. The patio is very quaint and the service was superb.

We started with a choice of complimentary croissants chocolate or
butter. They were nice and fluffy

croissant

Pork belly crepe, this was delicious. Braised Pork, Goat Cheese, spinach, onion confit, arugula salad and peach coulis . 4/5 good

pork belly crepe

Duck confit hash,  yukon potatoes, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce. Get prepared this is a heavy dish. What did you expect it’s confit hash! 3.5/5
duck confit benedict

Dungeness Crab Benedict, another heavy dish but, this was delicious. The crab was fresh and the eggs cooked to perfection. 4/5
dungeness crab benedict

Lobster Croissant, not much sauce so the lobster flavour really pulled through 3/5

lobster croissant

Egg Cheese Ham Omelette, this was average. Nothing special or creative about this dish but, the execution was good. 2.5/5

ham and cheese omelette

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